Current eBook Series: Short Vowel Shorts

Short Vowel Shorts

  • Every single time I open my iPad my kids ask to read this book. They laugh when they read it. What I like about it as a parent is that it is the first book my three year old attempts to read all by himself. Would definitely recommend to those parents as a first reader or to teach long versus short vowel sounds.
    ~ bowserinlondon
  • Great short book that has made our kids want to read. They love it and ask to read it often. The illustrations even help our two year old "read" on his own -- while exercising his memory as well.
    ~ jon_hott

Browse the Series of Short Vowel Shorts!

    FAT CAT vs. BAD BAT

FAT CAT vs. BAD BAT by Tate Johnston

Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ă
  • Just 9 Consonants
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Introduces the Exclamation Point: !
  • Original Ink & Watercolor Illustrations

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ED EGG vs. PEG LEG EGG

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Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ĕ
  • Just 10 Consonants
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Introduces the Apostrophe: ‘
  • Original Ink & Watercolor Illustrations

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      ISH FISH & JIN FIN

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Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ĭ
  • Introduces the blend: SH
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Introduces the Countdown: 3, 2, 1
  • Features: Teamwork

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Learn More

Short Vowel Shorts is a series of five phonics books for kids that can help them gain confidence as they learn how to read. The books are designed to be an engaging compliment to word family or phonics worksheets and other reading activities. They don’t contain any sight words, so children who know all their letter sounds but haven’t learned sight words yet can decode and read them, initially with help from a parent or teacher, and then by themselves.

Each story contains only one short vowel sound, so children are only deciphering one vowel sound for the whole story rather than a mix of multiple vowel sounds.

The aim of Short Vowel Shorts is to provide parents and teachers with an option for a phonics step between single letter sounds/word families and short stories that contain sight words and a mix of multiple vowel sounds. Hopefully, being in an illustrated story format, Short Vowel Shorts can be an engaging supplement to word families that will have children gaining skills, confidence, and enjoyment as readers, and saying: “Can I Read-It-On-My-Own?” and then: “I just Read-It-On-My-Own!”

    BOB BOT & DOT BOT

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Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ŏ
  • Contrasts single letter sounds: B, D, P & T
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Contrasts letter combinations: PS, SP, ST, FT & TS
  • Introduces Numerical Date Format: 10 10 2099

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BUP PUP vs. UG SLUG vs. HUG BUG

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Features:

  • Only One Vowel Sound: ŭ
  • Introduces Directional Word: UP
  • No Sight Words
  • ALL CAPS
  • Introduces Number Symbol: #
  • Introduces Question Mark: ?
  • Features Ordinal Numbers: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
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BUY THE WHOLE SERIES!

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Features:

  • FAT CAT vs. BAD BAT
  • ED EGG vs. PEG LEG EGG
  • ISH FISH & JIN FIN
  • BUP PUP vs. UG SLUG vs. HUG BUG
  • BOB BOT & DOT BOT

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